Cyclist on cycle path lined with flowers
Beach in rocky bay
Flowers in front of houses
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Algarve

Lovely beaches and the hinterland.

More than 3000 hours of sun and a lovely coastal bike trail, the Ecovia Litoral, speak for the Algarve coast in Portugal. During your tour you will stay in two hotels and discover the beautiful stages and the things worth seeing in the hinterland. The elegant-modern 5*-hotel Real Marina Hotel & Spa is located in the village Olhao, in a fishing village with northafrican charme, directly at the sea. The hotel Suites Alba is located on the cliffs of the bay of Praia da Albandeira next to Carvoeiro at the very beautiful rocky part of the Algarve. You will discover the national park Ria Farmosa, which emerged due to a tsunami in the 18th century. The lovely harbour-town of Tavira with its white houses and lots of tradition is also worth to visit like the appealing old town of Faro surrounded by a old city wall. In the hinterland you will cycle through figs and olive groves and maybe also pass some flock of sheeps. On the way to the moorish castle of Silves you will be accompanied by the small of citron and orange trees. Further stages will lead you to beautiful beaches and a spectacular rocky coast next to Quarteira, Albufeira and Alvor. Come to the Algarve and enjoy!

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob
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Itinerary

Individual arrival to Faro.

Your first bike trip takes you through the unique lagoon landscape of the Ria Formosa, which was formed in 1755 by an earth- and seaquake. You will arrive in the small trading town Tavira, which was already established in the Phoenician time, with its surrounding salt flats and salt meadows. Later, you cycle back to the hotel.

Along the coast, the path leads to Faro where you have time for the beautiful historic old town by the sea. Flourishing citrus, orange, almond and fig trees accompany you on your bike ride to Estoi. After a coffee break in the magnificent Palacio (today luxury hotel), you cycle back to Olhão.

A short train ride will take you to Faro. Your bike ride through woodland and golf complexes follows the course of the coast to the beautiful beaches of Quarteira and Vilamura. By train, you will arrive in Poço Barreto and cycle the last kilometres to your hotel Suites Alba (five stars, four nights).

You leave the coast and, accompanied by the scent of orange and lemon groves, you reach the Moorish Silves. In the early afternoon, you arrive back in your hotel and have time for a swim.

The Ecovia Litoral takes you through former fishing villages and seaside resorts that alternate with dune landscapes and bizarre rock cliffs. Albufeira’s white old town invites you to stroll. Later, it goes back to the hotel.

In the morning, you cycle to the nice fishing village of Ferragudo. Behind Portimao, the “sardine capital“, you arrive at the spectacular rock beach Praia da Rocha. From Alvor, you cycle back to the hotel.

The Algarve-bicycle-tour ends after breakfast.

Tour character

Field ways, secondary roads and new cycle paths (mostly unpaved) will lead you on the cycle route called Ecovia Litoral. The terrain is mostly flat but sometimes also slightly hilly at the coastal landscape and in the hinterland. At day 5 one longer increase of approx. 100m in height.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Algarve, 8 Tage, Kat. A, PO-AGRMA-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Algarve, 8 Tage, Kat. B, PO-AGRMA-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
750.00
420.00
260.00
620.00
230.00
180.00
899.00
690.00
260.00
730.00
380.00
180.00

Category A: Real Marina Hotel & Spa 5***** and Suites Alba Resorts 5*****

Category B: Real Marina Hotel & Spa 5***** and Hotel Vale del Rei 4****

Price
Rental bike 24-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
180,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Overnight stay in the chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English,) with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Dinner when halfboard is booked

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Airport Faro
  • With Taxi to the hotel, costs approx. € 25,- (to be organised by your own)
  • Ride back from Praia da Albandeira to the airport in Faro approx. € 65,- / Taxi, duration approx. 1 hour (to be organised by your own)

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Joscha Koob
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Joscha Koob , Customer Service

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (7 Ratings)
5 stars
Hartmut Ritter DE | 22.10.2018
Es war dank der sehr guten Pedelecs und der guten Unterkünfte eine rundum sehr interessante und abwechslungsreiche Radtour
Olhao als Ausgangspunkt war sehr gut. So hat uns die erste Etappe in die Lagunenlandschaft der Ria Formosa am besten gefallen. Das Hotel Real Marina war top. Auch die Betreuung vor Ort durch Jacob von Weinradl war perfekt. Okay, für den Massentourismus an einigen Orten kann man nichts, darum sind wir mit den Rädern auch eher geflüchtet. Auf dem Land und in beschaulichen Örtchen war es dann auch viel schöner.
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihr wunderbares Feedback! Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie so eine tolle Zeit in Portugal verlebt haben!
5 stars
Andrea S. DE | 12.08.2018
Schöne Algarve
Sehr gut organisierte Touren. Ansprechende Unterkünfte. Eine schöne Zeit.
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Es ist immer wieder schön, ein Feedback von so zufriedenen Kunden zu lesen! Vielen Dank!
4 stars
Gunda O. DE | 28.05.2018
Schöne Landschaft, schwierige Radwege, gute Hotels
5 stars
Marion W. DE | 17.05.2018
Schöne Radreise! Vielen Dank an die Betreuer vor Ort!!!
5 stars
Daniela S. CH | 03.05.2018
Algarve
4 stars
Werner Schöne DE | 02.05.2018
Eine schöne und interessante Radreise, die den Erwartungen entsprach
Die schönste Tour war wohl die durch die beeindruckende Landschaft der Ria Formosa nach Tavira. Sehr gut gefallen haben uns die kleinen Städte Estoi, Tavira und Silves. Erwartungsgemäß gab es nur wenige spezielle Radwege, wie wir es aus Deutschland, Holland oder Italien kennen. Aber vielleicht machte gerade das den besonderen Reiz der Tour aus. Die Organisation und die bereit gestellten Leihräder durch Weinradel Reisen waren sehr gut.
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Danke, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, uns diese Bewertung zu senden, Herr Schöne! Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie mit der Reise rundherum zufrieden waren. Ja, in der Tat.... In den südlichen Ländern gibt es kaum Radwege, die mit unseren vergleichbar wären. Wir versuchen aber stets verkehrsarme Nebenstraßen und Wirtschaftswege zu wählen, damit es eine gelungene, stressfreie Radtour wird. Wir hoffen Sie finden sich auch nächstes Jahr eine Tour bei uns!
5 stars
Richard Klein | 06.06.2017
interessante Radreise

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